During the holiday, the Hubby became obsessed with figuring this thing out. He put the body of the cleaner on the table and moved the handle in every configuration possible and was finally able to flip the handle. He had to completely lower the handle while the machine part sat on our high bistro table. haha. Not sure how it got there in the first place but at least all is right in shark vaccuuming world now.
However, on another note, several jars of store purchased pickled green beans exploded last night in the pantry. I love my life.